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Forum: General Discussions 9th October 2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,299
Posted By madmum
Re: First Post and a new journey

MKy son had to wait 6 months to be seen at Stanmore - as an urgent case!! However, because his curve was progressing rapidly he had his surgery 6 weeks later. If your daughter's scoliosis is having...
Forum: General Discussions 25th September 2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By madmum
Re: Curve Developed After Op?

My son had a lot of neck pain following his surgery - part of it was due to geting used to his back being straight. He was not able to sit comfortably for months. Happily it all resolved and...
Forum: General Discussions 25th September 2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By madmum
Re: Do Teens need Physio after fusion

Hi there
My son had the physios round after surgery to help him stand and go up and down stairs but that was it. The surgeons say there is no need for physio input and it is not offered.
Forum: General Discussions 29th August 2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,217
Posted By madmum
Re: Gaining height after surgery?

My son gained about 10 cm!!!!
Forum: General Discussions 20th August 2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By madmum
Re: In such a state :(

Hi Daniel
I am so sorry to hear of the effect your scoliosis is having on your life. My son had a c-shaped curve and rib hump and underwent surgery at Stanmore two years ago. His curve was reduced...
Forum: General Discussions 7th August 2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,037
Posted By madmum
Re: Scientists are closer to discovering the cause of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Its is great to hear of the latest research. Thanks for posting. X
Forum: General Discussions 19th July 2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,073
Posted By madmum
Re: Megz Op.

Thinking of you - I know how stressful this is. Good luck!
Forum: General Discussions 16th July 2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By madmum
Re: What to wear after op?

Anything cool,loose and comfortable. Ideally cotton. Cam had some vest tops and some shirts with buttons.
Good luck
Forum: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Flatback Room 12th July 2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,315
Posted By madmum
Re: Just Diagnosed

Hi Douglas and welcome
Stanmore is definitely the best place to go - I think your gp is talking rubbish!!! The surgeons there are amazing. This is your health and your life so make sure you get sent...
Forum: General Discussions 2nd July 2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,561
Posted By madmum
Re: Megs op cancelled!!! But another surgeon poss!?

I really do feel for you and Meg - it must be devastating to have everything changed at the last minute. I really do hope something can be sorted out quickly.
Thinking of you.
Forum: General Discussions 29th June 2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By madmum
Re: Eventually plucked up courage to go to GP's!

It is very stressful when diagnosed but you will be in good hands and receive the treatment you need. Hope it all goes well, and smoothly. for you all. You really are doing the best thing for your...
Forum: General Discussions 27th June 2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By madmum
Re: is this true

That's a new one on me. None of the research I have looked at has mentioned cancer! I would put that one out of your mind completely!!
Forum: General Discussions 27th June 2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By madmum
Re: Maddy's back looking odd

Cam still has numbness along his back. He looked pretty scrawny just after surgery because he lost so much weight. Looks much better now, although there is a part of his ribs which still slightly...
Forum: General Discussions 25th June 2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,547
Posted By madmum
Re: Good/bad experiences within the NHS?

My GP and local orthopaedic surgeon were great - very reassuring. Mr Molloy and his team were fantastic. The worst part was the wait for the initial consultant appointment at Stanmore - 6 months!! ...
Forum: General Discussions 24th June 2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By madmum
Re: Scared newbie! (Long message sorry) advice?

Hi Amberina
Sorry to hear you have had such a long time to get a diagnosis and see a scoliosis expert. Mr Harrison's reputation is excellent and he will guide you on what treatment is right for you....
Forum: General Discussions 15th June 2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By madmum
Re: 75 degrees

Hi there
My son's curve was 75 degrees at time of surgery. He got a fantastic correction!!
Being young and flexible certainly has its benefits.
Forum: General Discussions 13th June 2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,254
Posted By madmum
Re: saw specialist today and more worrying things said

My son had his two stage surgery in one go (with rib costoplasty!!!) It meant he did not have to stay in bed for a week between operations. We were very grateful it was done in one operation.
Forum: General Discussions 12th June 2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By madmum
Re: Stories

Hello Lauren.
My name is Tracy and it is my son, Cameron, who had a scoliosis operation in August 2009. He was on the urgent list too, but we waited 6 months to see his consultant. However, he had...
Forum: General Discussions 10th June 2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By madmum
Re: My 4 Week Post Op Check Up

Glad you are doing so well!
Forum: General Discussions 9th June 2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,227
Posted By madmum
Re: Returning to school after surgery

Hi Lizz, My son has his op in Aug 2009. He returned to school mornings only for a few weeks then full time at the end of September.
We had a meeting with his form tutor and head of year before school...
Forum: General Discussions 7th June 2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 56
Sticky: Poll: Poll !!!!
Views: 13,684
Posted By madmum
Re: Poll !!!!

Found it through another member who also appears on the BBC Ouch website.
Forum: General Discussions 6th June 2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By madmum
Re: Exercising

Hi Megan
My son was not allowed to start any strenuous exercise until he had been given the all clear from his surgeon. He was not allowed to cycle, run, jog or do any high impact aerobic style...
Forum: General Discussions 6th June 2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By madmum
Re: waiting times

My son had his surgery 6 weeks after seeing the consultant at Stanmore. However, it was a year from the time we first suspected scoliosis. Our longest wait was for seeing the consultant. We were...
Forum: Infantile, Juvenile and Congenital Scoliosis Room 3rd June 2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,045
Posted By madmum
Re: Brace Rash?

Hi there
My son Cam had an itchy red raised rash from wearing his brace. It was a fungal infection caused by
being hot and sweaty!! Our GP prescribed him some anti fungal gel which cleared it up....
Forum: General Discussions 1st June 2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By madmum
Re: scar question

I used Bio oil on Cam's scars when the skin layer had totally healed. Looks just like thin white lines now.
Hope you are doing OK.
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